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Na ha, hey hey, on and on...Posted Friday, December 7, 2007, at 9:23 AM
It's total trivia time, and a case of the 'na-na's: On Thursday The Rock @ 105.9 was playing "Hey Jude" by the Beatles. The final few minutes of the song go "na na, na na na na, na na na na, hey Jude," over and over again. I got to wondering exactly how many minutes that goes on and how many "na na's" are in the song.
The Internet song sites I checked list lyrics only to the point where the na na's begin.
That reminds me of "Na Na Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye" from roughly the same period in the late 1960s. How many "na na's" in that one? It actually goes, "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye."
You knew, of course, that a group called Steam recorded it. Okay, maybe you didn't know. Steam was apparently never heard from again. But their song lives on.
And so do the na na's, on and on and on and on...
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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